I’m getting pretty excited about my very first half-marathon coming up January 16th! Can you believe it? That’s next weekend! I’ve done so much training and working toward this goal, it will feel REALLY good
when it’s done to accomplish it!
I happened to flip through this issue of Runners magazine and there was an article that caught my eye
All about running your 1st marathon or half-marathon, and highlighting the “BEST” races for a runner’s first mary.
The Rock N Roll Phoenix marathon! Hey – that’s the one I’m doing!!!! And there are TONS (like 10 or 12) of Rock N Roll races throughout the country, but the authors specifically picked the race in Phoenix as the “best” because it’s flat landscape, moderate temperatures, and beautiful views! Can you believe it? I’m so excited!
In preparation of the run, and because my sister recently gave me an itunes gift card, I’ve downloaded a few new songs to jam to on my training runs
Glee cast – Gives You Hell –> does anyone else download the Glee version of songs?
Glee cast – Dream On
Linkin Park – In the End
The Used – Under Pressure
Taylor Swift – Mine
Tje Austin – Shooting Star
I have kind of eclectic music taste.
This week has been pretty crazy! Lots of cleaning and organizing around the house, back full-swing at school, and still trying to squeeze in some time for myself (scrapbooking, playing guitar, etc.) Tonight I’m going to try to fit in that “me-time.”
But if you’re bored, here’s some interesting reading:
-Do you know the story behind the first marathon? Did you know it used to be shorter?
-Here are some practical aspects about preparing for your race.
-And here are some of Caitlin’s tips for runners.